The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.
The Washington Institute provides analysis through the written word, the spoken word, and personal contact. Institute publications -- from policy briefs to full-length monographs -- are widely recognized as "must-reading" for officials, diplomats, and journalists in Washington and around the world. They provide "instant analysis" of breaking events as well as thoughtful, long-range assessments of trends in the shaping of future policy. We frequently brief Congress, the Executive branch agencies, the military, and the intelligence community. Scholars present their findings on prestigious academic panels around the globe. Many times a day, Institute scholars and associates are quoted in major American or international media, appear on the op-ed pages of elite newspapers, or are interviewed on network television and radio news programs. Over one million people turn to our web page every year to read our publications or to view our videos live and on-demand.
Through all of these avenues, the Institute seeks to inject dispassionate, research-driven analysis -- supported by fact and expertise -- into the making of U.S. Middle East policy.